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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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What does scar tissue look like on MRI of knee?

What does scar tissue look like on MRI of knee?

MRI: Scar tissue can look like a variety of things. It often depends on why the scar tissue is there. Previous surgery can produce scar tissue that is different looking from an old injury. In addition the location of the scar tissue can affect the appearance as well. ...Read more

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What does scar tissue look like on a MRI of knee?

What does scar tissue look like on a MRI of knee?

Dark (black) tissue: Hi Monpetitchouiz,
MRI is the best imaging modality to see scar tissue in the knee. Scar tissue will show up as dark tissue or low signal on the MRI. Scarring is most common to see on knee MR after surgery.
Hope this helps ...Read more

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I am a 47 yr old woman, had an MRI of knee on 9/29 which shows possible early ocd. On crutches but not a candidate for surgery. What else to do? Thx!

I am a 47 yr old woman, had an MRI of knee on 9/29 which shows possible early ocd. On crutches but not a candidate for surgery. What else to do? Thx!

OCD knee: With ocd arthroscopic surgery may be helpful to remove unstable articular cartilage material. Important for the radiologist to determine what stage based on your MRI your ocd is at as this will provide some prognostication. ...Read more

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Mri of knee noted my bone marrow is homogenous, what doe's this mean?

Mri of knee noted my bone marrow is homogenous, what doe's this mean?

Homogeneous: Means that it is of uniform signal intensity. In other words, normal, assuming there is nothing else described in the report. ...Read more

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Symptoms for two years right leg gives out,,, no pain or numbness mri of knee just mild arthritis mri spine. ..1cm lesion at L1 1 Month now. Constant smell smoke 3 months of constant buzzing in ears waiting to May19th for skull mri?

Nerve issues: When your leg senses danger. I.e. knee cartilage or nerve impingement the muscle "freeze" and the leg gives out. I first experienced this when I had knee arthroscope and when I woke up my leg was paralyzed. Not really but my quad would not lift my leg. It sensed the disruption in the knee. A protective mechanism. You need to know where the sensing mechanism is. Knee or back. Sounds like back ...Read more

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How much does a knee MRI with contrast shows? What do they do during a Knee MRI with contrast what is the procedure

How much does a knee MRI with contrast shows? What do they do during a Knee MRI with contrast what is the procedure

MR arthrogram: There are two kinds of contrast. Injecting contrast into the joint beside the kneecap will help look for tears of the meniscus or cartilage. Injecting contrast into an arm vein will help look for infection or tumor around the knee. It just depends what your doc is looking for. The needles used are thin, so they don't really hurt, honestly. Let us know if you need help reviewing your MR results. ...Read more

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When would contrast be needed for a knee MRI? Had MRI without it and concerned it missed somerhing since it wasn't used

MRI without contrast: Is usually sufficient to diagnose knee pathology. In some special cases, a contrast material may be used during the MRI scan to show certain structures more clearly in the pictures. The contrast material may be used to check blood flow, find some types of tumors, and show areas of inflammation or infection. The contrast material may be put in a vein (IV) in your arm or directly into your knee. ...Read more

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Before having arthroscopy should I have radiiologist interpreting knee mri?

Before having arthroscopy should I have radiiologist interpreting knee mri?

To what end?: Most mri's are read by radiologists. Did you get a copy of the report? The name at the bottom would be a radiologist. At the same time, your surgeon should also read the films and make surgical decisions from them. If you want another opinion, it should probably be from another surgeon to interpret the surgical indications. ...Read more

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How to understand knee mri?

How to understand knee mri?

To see how MRI: Performed see radiologyinfo. Org. To understand results get your doctor to go over films with you. ...Read more

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Can you help me understand my knee MRI report?

Can you help me understand my knee MRI report?

Not by yourself: The interpretation of a knee MRI study is complicated, and should not be done by a patient. There are many variations of anatomy and lesions which can be seen with MRI, and some of these are important, while others are not. Talk with your Primary Doctor about the results. If not satisfied, ask for a second opinion from another experienced Doctor. ...Read more

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I would like help! - how do I read my knee mri?

I would like help! - how do I read my knee mri?

Www. Usradreview. Com: If you would like a second opinion on your MRI study, visit www. Usradreview. Com ...Read more

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What sort of things can be seen on a knee mri? Please explain

What sort of things can be seen on a knee mri? Please explain

Meniscal: Tears, cartilage loss, fluid on the knee, ligament tears, bone edema, some bone fractures, popliteal aneurysms, lots of things. ...Read more

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Help reading my knee MRI I just got my MRI results on my rig knee. And don't understand the meaning...Can someone tell. Me what this means?

Help reading my knee MRI I just got my MRI results on my rig knee. And don't understand the meaning...Can someone tell. Me what this means?

Talk to Dr: You should discuss the MRI results with your clinical dr and have the results placed in clinical perspective. ...Read more

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Can the tibia be seen on a knee MRI?

Can the tibia be seen on a knee MRI?

Yes: The proximal tibia forms the plateau component of the knee that articulates with the femur. So the proximal tibia is seen on knee mri but not the mid or distal portions usually only down to approximately the tibial tubercle. ...Read more

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Do the knee MRI shows if there's a nerve problem? And can a nerve problem cause a constant knee pain for a year, as I went to 7 orthos and no effect

Do the knee MRI shows if there's a nerve problem? And can a nerve problem cause a constant knee pain for a year, as I went to 7 orthos and no effect

MRI won't show it!: Even the best MRI will not show a nerve problem unless you have a giant tumor of the nerve. MRIs only show big things. If you have constant knee pain, an orthopedic surgeon good at diagnostic assessments and exam testing should be able to help you. The most important thing is a good physical examination and a good clinical history. Diagnostic testing is only to confirm what the examiner suspects. ...Read more

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How to interpret my right knee MRI scan?

How to interpret my right knee MRI scan?

Only with training: Your MRI should be interpreted by a physician who has experience in MRI. You should not be tempted to interpret your own study, as some abnormalities are important clinically, and some are not. ...Read more

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Knee MRI report: - mild increased signal intensity of popliteal tendon, favor mild injury can you please explain and suggest course of action?

Knee sprain: Could be a minor knee sprain of this tendon, if this is the only finding on the mri, it sounds fairly minor. Also depends some on whether you had an injury to the knee or not. Mri's are based on fluid and increased signal can mean increased fluid in the tendon as can happen if there is an injury to it. Rest, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, ice it down (rice) can help if it is swollen/hurts. ...Read more

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Knee mri: focal thickening and increased signal intensity of ileotibial tract near tibial attachment, favor chronic injury. Can you explain?

MRI: This means there is a chronic injury happening at the insertion of the it band. The location (insertion point) is a common site for chronic rather than acute injury. Discuss with your orthopedist/physical therapist on a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Fell 2/14 direct blow to knee. MRI chondromalacia. Hurts constantly with no relief. Bwc thinks preexisting. If let go will it get better/worse.?

Fell 2/14 direct blow to knee. MRI chondromalacia. Hurts constantly with no relief. Bwc thinks preexisting. If let go will it get better/worse.?

It doesn't tend to get better easily.: I suggest you use a patellar support knee brace. Get some proper instruction on quadricep exercises. You want to avoid going up and down stairs. If you do need to go up and down stairs lead with the good leg. Avoid squatting and deep knee bends. Consider over-the-counter nonsteroidal medication such as Advil or Aleve (naproxen). If after a period of eight weeks you're still having a lot of symptoms you may consider seeing an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Had a constant alternative one knee pain for 3 year with clean knee MRI and now pain is in outer thigh. Who to see next?! been to 11 orthopedics!!

Diligence: You need to find a doc who is able to give you a diagnosis which can guide treatment. Most commonly for musculoskeletal problems this would be an orthopaedic surgeon; however, pain could be from bone, ligament, menuscus, irritated bursa, irritated synovium, a pinched nerve or radicular from your back or hip. Lots of zebras if common things are not present. You need to find a doc who is diligent ...Read more